Basic Bereavement Skills Training

In partnership with Leeds City Council, we offer the following Basic Bereavement Skills sessions for free to Leeds City Council staff, voluntary and community groups in Leeds. Unfortunately our upcoming in person session in November 2023 has been cancelled. The new venue for in person session will be: Merrion House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 8LX. The session in February 2024 will be online.

Course overview

This three hour facilitated session introduces you to some of the basic theories about the grieving process and coming to terms with loss. It provides an opportunity for you to explore these ideas and develop your skills and awareness in a small group. The course includes:

  • An introduction to bereavement and loss
  • An overview of some grief models and theories
  • Listening skills and losses exercise
  • Signposting to further support

Comments from recent course attendees include:

I liked learning more about the theories of bereavement and enjoyed the activities, such as active listening and the case study. I think the training was very interesting and useful.”

This training I would highly recommend for any individual.”



  • Thursday 9 November | 9.30am-12.30pm | in person

**Please note this in person session has been cancelled**


  • Tuesday 27 February | 1pm-4pm | online session

**Please note this is an online Zoom session and you will be sent a joining link**

More information

For Leeds Council course bookings, email

Our Basic Bereavement Skills training is also available in-house for a wide range of groups and individuals working with bereaved people in general settings, such as health and social care, housing support, law firms, adult care, volunteer bereavement workers, faith and community groups.

For more information and prices for our in-house training courses, please visit our training section.

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